MLS rules explained: How was Toronto FC able to call up Alonso Coello from TFC 2?
TFC 2 midfielder Alonso Coello impressed in his MLS debut while on loan at Toronto FC last week. But calling him up again isn't so easy.
In a continuing series at TFC Republic, we'll look at some of Major League Soccer's more arcane roster rules and break them down by using real-life examples so that they are easily understandable.
In this week's edition: we explain the recent short-term loan deal for TFC 2 midfielder Alonso Coello.
TFC 2 midfielder Alonso Coello made his MLS debut while on loan for Toronto FC in last week's 0-0 draw away to the San Jose Earthquakes.
Before we get into the nuts and bolts of how short-term loans work in the league, let’s look at who Coello is and why the Reds had to call him up in the first place.